Susan Look Avery to Laura White Letter, July 27, 1912

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Saturday, July 27th, 1912

My dear Miss White,

Since when have you been living at 824 Fourth St., Louisville? Miss Briggs, Miss Macdonald & I left Louisville on the last morning in May & reached Wyoming, or rather Pearl Creek (3 miles away) where we staid, as last year with friends, till our house should be opened. I hurried off from L'ville somewhat, to give Mrs. Robinson better opport'y to prepare for going abroad to finish work wh. she began last year & wh. she had much at heart. She sailed June 8th with Mrs. George

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C. Avery, & her daughter who went immediately to their home in France. Mrs. R. has till now been with Mrs. Shanklin in London. She (Mrs. Shanklin) sails to-day for this dear home - our summer home for fifty-five summers. Sunday P.M. Does your Owensboro brother - in-law read the Woman’s Journal? Lucy Stones paper? I hope so, for I think every one who can afford the sub-scription price (1.) ought to do so - to keep themselves thoroughly informed on all important subjects. I am glad that you read The Publican. I am delighted that there are women who are equally

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interested with men in the single tax on land values - I hope, you saw & read the article by Mr. MacKendrick of Glasgow- The Henry George Commemoration address - Sept.10th, 1911. Miss Macdonald knows Mrs. MacKendrick & we thought it a piece of fine writing-Monday July 29th. I wish it were possible to talk, writing is so slow a process! I hope you are an admirer of Mr. Bryan & the Commissioner as I am. I regret that Mr. Bryan has

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not thought enough on W. Suf. to make him an advocate It does not require much honest earnest thought, either perhaps I should add unselfish to the category! I am often asked how I like what the suffragettes are doing in England- to which I reply "No better than sheep do".! I wish that those enough interested to criticise them would thoroughly inform themselves!

I seldom have occasion to specially guard my equanimity, lest it be disturbed! But when I first learn from your letter

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3 of the munificent contribution of $5. wh. Mrs. Linch made of my money to my friend of many years, I do not know what to think or how to feel- I have always felt that the honorary matter was a very ignoble one for giving. Mrs. L has not yet mentioned the matter to me. It seems to me that our federation of clubs shd begin a class in ethical teaching! Why?

When Mrs. L. appealed for a contribution for the endowment, I contributed at once. I was not so well informed then as now, in the attitude of many of the prominent officials of the Federation.

She came to acknowledge

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